Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mallards and Swans

Trumpeter Swan, Whitby Harbour

Sunday afternoon five Trumpeter Swans flew into Whitby Harbour with great fanfare!

Mute Swans swimming amongst the ice floes, Bond Head

In contrast, Mute Swans - as their name suggests - are very quiet.
I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.

FYI City Daily Photo bloggers:  The  February 1st theme - If you had to leave forever the city from where you usually post, what would you miss most? 

27 comments:

Andy said...

Nice shots. Winter survival must be tough for these guys.

Revrunner said...

Cold perch.

eileeninmd said...

Hello EG, lovely shots of the swans... It is amazing they can stand the cold water..I guess they are lucky it is not completely frozen..Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Swans make such lovely refelections... can't believe all that ice EG, so appealing to me right now :)

Kathy said...

I'm always fascinated by swans perhaps because they are very rare in Texas. Small numbers of mute swans do exist here but there were introduced to the environment, I believe as a deterrent for Canada geese.

William Kendall said...

They certainly are beautiful. Having the mallards in the shots just reinforces how much bigger they are.

VP said...

Some really beautiful images...

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos. The ice is pretty too.

Sandra said...

makes my butt feel cold just seeing them with all that ice and icy water. they are wonderful

TexWisGirl said...

how beautiful!

Judy said...

How lucky you are to be able to see these beautiful birds and get such wonderful pictures of them.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful swans!! Can't believe they're practically sitting on the ice!! Terrific captures as always! Hope you're enjoying the weekend!! Stay warm!

Jeevan said...

wow! awesome swam among ice slab... love both the images

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!

Margaret Adamson said...

These Swan enters with great grace adn elegance. Have a lovely weekend.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Swans are so gorgeous! They're very elegant and graceful.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Great shots.

RedPat said...

Love seeing them midst the ice, EG!

bailey-road.com said...

Such beautiful critters.

Jenny said...

I really like the picture of the swans swimming amongst the ice.

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh you lucky...dare I say...duck?!?!...:)JP

Giga said...

Interesting pictures of birds among the pieces of ice on the water. Regards.

Rose said...

First of all, I like your shots.

Second, can you tell me which swan the ones in my Time Stand Still photo are...I know they are NOT mute, but I have never known if the others we see here are Trumpeter or Tundra swans. I suppose they are Tundra swans after looking at their range at All About Birds.

Donna said...

Swans are so lovely...I wish they were on our lake.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Such majestic waterfowl!
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Jennifer A. Jilks said...

They are terribly cool, aren't they. GRIN, 'scuse the pun!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos! Very cold also...

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